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This map shows the location of the approximately 10,000 lightning strikes that were detected in Alaska on Wednesday, July 10, 2019. A dozen new lightning-caused wildfires were reprted in Southwest Alaska on Wednesday.

Lightning strikes spark dozen new wildfires in Southwest Alaska on Wednesday

The Division of Forestry is actively managing numerous new and existing wildfires in Alaska‚Äôs Southwest Area. Twelve new, lightning-caused fire starts were reported in the wake of widespread thunderstorms Wednesday, increasing the number of active fires in the Southwest Area to 29. Red Flag warnings remain in effect for most of Southwest Alaska today for […]

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The Hurst Creek Fire as seen during a reconnaissance flight on Sunday, July 7, 2019. The fire has since been consumed by the Old Grouch Top Fire. Photo by Matt Snyder/Alaska Division of Forestry

New fires pop up in Southwest Alaska; existing fires growing larger

The Alaska Division of Forestry is actively managing several new and existing wildfires in the Southwest Alaska, many of which are growing in size due to the extended spell of hot, dry weather. The Tundra Lake Fire (#474) was reported on Wednesday and is burning about 50 miles northwest of Lake Clark National Park and […]

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